Mikaella, the prima ballerina of Galostina’s greatest ballet company, discovers that Princess Ishkyna Vostroma—a woman long thought lost to the ephemeral aether—has returned, and she has come seeking Mika’s soul. Ishkyna sees in Mika the life she might once have have led, a life she could have led if it weren’t for her own poor choices, and she’s decided she now wants Mika’s as her own. Few are able to fend off the terrible powers Ishkyna controls. Mika is no different, and soon she finds herself utterly alone in her struggles to resist the attentions of the wraithlike princess.
From The Lays of Anuskaya comes “Prima,” a tale of dark regret and naked ambition. A tale of desperation to retain that which is most important to all of us: our very identity.
NOTE: This short is also available as part of my short story collection, Lest Our Passage Be Forgotten & Other Stories, but is offered here on its own.
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